IRDG to visit Alltech

Members-only Innovation Practice Group visit to Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne.

Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 9.30am to 1pm

IRDG is delighted to invite members to attend an Innovation Practice Group visit to the world renowned business that is Alltech. Avail of this great opportunity to see best practice Innovation and R&D and meet like minded people and companies.  Scroll down this post to read more about Alltech.

Introducing Alltech
Alltech provides natural, nutritional solutions to the food and feed industries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Its mission is supported by more than 3,000 employees in 128 countries. Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons from Co. Meath in 1980, this global company is headquartered in Kentucky, U.S.A.

Alltech’s global presence is also reflected in its research and production, including three major Bioscience Centres in the U.S. and Ireland and 31 production facilities strategically located throughout the world.

New product development at Alltech is the result of synergy between the company’s primacy in science and its understanding of customers’ needs and expectations. The Alltech brand rests on two fundamentals: excellence in innovation and quality assurance. Alltech improves health and performance by adding nutritional value naturally through its innovative use of yeast fermentation, enzyme technology, algae and nutrigenomics. The company’s pursuit of this mission is guided by its founding ACE principle, their promise that in doing business they have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer, and the Environment.

At Alltech, the mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation. Alltech is the only privately held company among the top-10 animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, allowing Alltech to stay focused on customer needs, innovation and long-term objectives. The flexibility has also fuelled Alltech’s growth, which has been approximately 20-25% annually. The company is approaching $1 billion in sales and is on target to achieve $4 billion by 2016.

Alltech in Ireland
In October 2013, Alltech announced the opening of its newly extended European Headquarters at the site of its facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The facility in Dunboyne, now employing 102 people, has tripled in size and capacity from 1,200m2 to 3,600m2. Alltech also upgraded its existing R&D laboratories and the research facility in Dunboyne has a strong emphasis on fundamental research encompassing biotechnology, microbiology and chemistry-based disciplines. Some of the other departments based at the facility are European marketing, regulatory, sales, finance, customer service and Alltech’s quality control department.

Further information on the company is available on their website.

Please note: it may be necessary to limit the guests per company to accommodate as many different companies as possible. Book early to avoid disappointment. 


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